Senior executives urge parliament to prioritise third runway at Heathrow

Business leaders want positive response to Airports Commission verdict, saying expansion is key to long-term prosperity and future growth of UK economy

Business leaders have called on the prime minister to give a swift green light to Heathrow expansion and to timetable a parliamentary vote on a third runway by next summer.

In an open letter, more than 50 prominent names, including Sir Martin Sorrell, Lord Simon Wolfson and Sir Mike Rake, have thrown their weight behind the Airports Commission’s verdict that a new runway is needed at Heathrow, and demanded “a swift and positive response” to the report delivered earlier this month.

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